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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Own IT. Understand the technology you use.


Own IT. The number of devices connected to the Internet is increasing at an exponential rate, and this makes it even more important to understand your digital profile and the potential for cybersecurity threats. OWN your online safety by taking proactive steps to ensure your information is secure:

  • Update your privacy settings. Set the privacy and security settings on all devices and apps to your comfort level for information sharing. Disable location tracking services, which allow anyone to see where you are—and where you aren’t—at any given time.
  • Connect only with people you trust. While some social networks might seem safer for connecting because of the limited personal information shared through them, limit your connections to people you know and trust.
  • Keep tabs on your apps. Delete apps you don’t need or no longer use. Review app permissions. Say "No" to any that don't make sense. Only download apps from trusted sources.

Learn more about NCSAM from and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies.

Cybersecurity Event - Foreign Influence Operations

  • Date: Monday, October 28
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Gasson 100

Join us in hearing from an active cybersecurity professional, Kristopher Grahame of the FBI, discuss “Foreign Influence Operations,” including Russian election interference. Kristopher has worked for the FBI since 2006 on Counterintelligence and Counter-Proliferation matters related to Russia, China, Iran, and several other countries.

Light refreshments will be served.

Register Here.


Take our Cybersecurity Quiz

Test your skills spotting phishing messages with this quiz. All participants will be entered into a drawing at the end of the month - You could win a pair of Beats headphones, Apple AirPods, or a gift card to Dunkin Donuts, Chipotle, or Starbucks. Winners will be notified in November!

Enter the quiz here.


For more information about BC's cybersecurity efforts visit